Audience: Grades 3 – 8

Length: Full Day Workshop


During the workshop teachers will gain a thorough understanding of argumentative writing in a workshop model using Teachers College as a resource and aligned to the revised NJ Student Learning Standards. The following points will be discussed during the course of the workshop:

  • What are the expectations of NJ Student Learning Standards with regard to Argumentative writing?
  • How does Argumentative writing take shape in a Writing Workshop model?
  • What are the components of a Writing Workshop mini-lesson?

Teachers will learn several protocols and strategies to highly engage their students in writing.

Teachers will learn how a writing workshop mini-lesson unfolds will have time to develop their own using a mentor text.

The content of this workshop is based on the work of Mary Ehrenworth out of Columbia University.